Board of Directors

The New Road Project​​


Anna Rose Carrigan, MSW

Founder, Executive Director

Anna Rose founded The New Road Project after her own family became trapped in the child protection system, and learned first-hand of the existing issues that permeate it. She has worked with children and families as a licensed clinical social worker, has a background in community organizing, and besides her Masters in Social Work has degrees in Animal Science, Community Leadership, and Politics and Society.  Anna currently works in Public Health. She believes strongly that NH deserves a child protection system that strengthens families and communities rather than leaving them more vulnerable, and that everyone has a part to play in speaking truth to power and creating change. Anna has spent much of her life engaged in advocacy work, and is committed to bringing her passion and experience to this cause.


Colleen Taylor, ARNP, FNP-C


Colleen has worked throughout her life to elevate the voices of those in marginalized communities. As a nurse practitioner at Dartmouth-Hitchcock she works passionately to improve the health and well-being of both her patients and community. In the past, Colleen has worked as a nurse practitioner in out-patient psychiatric services, and has a long history of working in pediatrics and psychiatry as a registered nurse since 2010. This experience has lead her to have a greater understanding of the needs of NH’s children and families, which she brings to The New Road Project. Colleen completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2015. Colleen is also a proud member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Rep. Pat Long 

Vice President

Patrick Long is a member of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, District Hillsborough 10, 2006 - present. He is currently Chair of the Children and Family Law Committee and was formerly Clerk of the Children and Family Law Committee in the New Hampshire State House of Representatives.


Mary Carrigan, BSN, RN

Board Member

Mary has been a pediatric home care and NICU nurse for 42 years, and currently works at Southern NH Medical Center.  She has also experienced the shortcomings of the child protection system first-hand as a grandmother, and is well aware of the problems that need to be addressed. As a mother, grandmother, and nurse, children have been her focus for more than 40 years. She believes it is time to take that focus and move in a new direction, one which is crucially needed. All children need a voice and to be protected, she has joined The New Road Project to ensure that that that happens.


Loretta Tower

Board Member

Loretta is a single mother of two, a domestic abuse survivor and small business owner in Dover, New Hampshire. Loretta is originally from mid-coast Maine and has lived in the Dover, NH area for the past 13 years. In that time she has traversed the NH courts, DCYF, mental health and Law enforcement systems, with an additional two years prior to that in Maine. Having spent almost 15 years advocating for both herself and her children, she has acquired experience and knowledge in which she hopes to share with others who are currently struggling. Her goal is to support and empower others to advocate for themselves and their children while at the same time enacting change within the child-family advocacy system, on both a local and state level.

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Ty Tyler

Board Member

Ty takes a vision and makes it a reality through her voice. At a young age, Ty knew she wanted to be a police officer to give back to the community and make a change. She was a police explorer and then advanced to police officer. Soon after, she obtained her Masters of Public Administration and then went on to get her Masters of Business Administration. 


With over a decade of law enforcement experience as a Detective in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division, she knows that change must happen in the New Hampshire child protection system and the law enforcement community to be effective. In order to evoke change, Ty created first time parenting programs and low income school age programs through local police departments for children so that they had a safe haven.  


She firmly believes that all children regardless of race, ethnicity, and gender need a voice and to be protected. Ty joined The New Road Project to be a voice.

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